28 Ghana police officers sent home over 'akpeteshie party' and other offences

28 Ghana police officers sent home over 'akpeteshie party' and other offences

- The Ghana Police Service has sent 28 officers home for various acts of misconduct

- According to the police administration, the offences include insubordination and being drunk while on duty

- The public reported 181 cases between January and August 2020 against police officers

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The Ghana Police Service has sacked 28 men and women in the service for various acts of misconduct

The public reported about 181 cases against some police personnel from January to August 2020.

Out of the 181 cases lodged these 28 service personnel were found culpable after investigations.

28 Ghana police personnel sent home over 'akpeteshi party', other misconducts
Director of Public Affairs, Ghana Police, Supt. Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman. Source: GNA
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The Ghana News Agency (GNA), in an interview with Supt. Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman, revealed that the affected officers were from the ranks of Constable to Assistant Commissioner of Police.

She also listed some of the offences for which the affected persons were sacked as follows; they included engagement in part-time business ventures outside the Service without permission, insubordination and being drunk whilst on duty.

The rest are absence of officers from duty without permission, misuse of firearms, negligence which led to the escape of prisoners from lawful custody and failure to make an entry in official documents.

Mrs. Abayie-Buckman further noted that the majority of the cases lodged by the public were found out to be partially true.

She added that apart from the 28 personnel who have been axed, some other officers had their ranks reduced.

She also opined that the actions taken by the police hierarchy are to ensure and maintain high standards of professionalism in the Service.

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Mrs. Abayie-Buckman concluding by saying some very exemplary officers were also commended and promoted.

The Daily Graphic also reported that 291 complaints were made to the police in 2019.

Meanwhile, the public has been urged to report police personnel who misconduct themselves in their line of duty.

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